Hey all, I was looking for a way to hardware some pcs and devices upstairs when I found that I have cat 5 jacks on the same plate as the coax cable where I get cable tv in all my rooms upstairs. I checked to see if I could use them by hooking up a laptop but the lines are dead. It appears that the previous owners of the house had cat5 lines used (I'm assuming) for the telephone (on each jack, the solid blue & blue & white striped lines are connected). I was hoping maybe you guys could help me get this thing going upstairs, or else, if need be, I may have to run my own wire. I have the following in the master bedroom: Uploaded with ImageShack.us It looks like some sort of hub, labeled as a distribution module. I have this setup outside in my telephone panel: By thestrangebrew at 2012-04-09 Finally, this appears to be the same line going into each of the rooms: By thestrangebrew at 2012-04-09 I'm an extreme noob at wiring and not sure how to go about getting this thing going. My ISP is comcast, using a coax hooked up to my modem. My router, modem and server are all downstairs and to my knowledge, I don't see any cat5 wiring downstairs at all. I guess my questions would be, where is the point of entry for upstairs? It seems everything upstairs is connected to the telephone panel downstairs. I do not have telephone service, I cancelled it and just have comcast internet now, so disconnecting the wires if needed won't be an issue. What equipment would I need to get ethernet working. As I understand what I've read so far, I can't have an rj45 line connected to the distributor module, rj45 needs to terminate at rj45 on the other end? If so, I guess I would need a patch panel? But where do i connect the patch panel? To the distributor panel? I have an unmanaged Rosewill 10/100/1000gbps switch that I was planning on using upstairs, maybe putting it in the attic and running cable to each room if I needed to do it that way. EDIT: Notice the blue conduit on the 1st two pics. It looks like the same one. Maybe I can run some wire but I'm not sure how to get live internet on the wire to begin with.